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UN General Assembly: The world’s ‘town hall’ remains open during COVID-19 crisis

New York/IBNS: Although it seems the whole world is on lockdown as countries follow health guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19, the global “town hall” at UN Headquarters in New York remains open for business, albeit with a technical twist.

UN General Assembly President upholds value of multilateralism in speech closing annual debate

New York: The only way to guarantee peace, security and sustainable development is for countries to work together, the UN General Assembly president said in his speech on Monday concluding the annual high-level debate in the Hall.

South Sudan ‘heading towards lasting peace and stability’, UN General Assembly told

New York: Through the cooperation of the leaders of South Sudan, First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that his country could become “a beacon of hope and peace”.

‘Champion for multilateralism’ readies to hand over UN General Assembly gavel

New York: Through consultation, collaboration and consensus, the UN chief on Monday described outgoing President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, as “a champion for multilateralism” who had succeeded in making the United Nations “relevant to all”.

UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peace

New York: Just as the greatest global challenges cannot be solved by a single country, peace cannot be pursued in isolation, outgoing UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa said on Friday.

UN General Assembly renews long-standing call for end to US embargo against Cuba

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favour of condemning the United States economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba - a call it has made every year since 1992.

Here’s what happens at the UN General Assembly when world leaders have gone home

New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): After the world media spotlight fades on the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, the work of the Assembly, the UN’s primary deliberative body, shifts to its so-called Main Committees, where the bulk of the Organization’s work get done.

Thailand endorses Secretary-General’s call to make UN more effective, Minister tells General Assembly

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS):  The United Nations needs to adapt to meet the challenges facing the world, Thailand’s Deputy Foreign Minister Virasakdi Futrakul told the General Assembly on Monday, endorsing Secretary General António Guterres’s efforts to make the Organization more effective.

Bring the United Nations closer to the people, urges Assembly President in her inaugural speech

New York, Sept 19 (IBNS): The new session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President pledging to use her year in office to bring the world body closer to the people and strengthen their sense of ownership and support for the UN.

In a complex world, ‘we need to take the right road’: outgoing General Assembly President

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS): The outgoing UN General Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák, called on the global community on Monday to remain steadfast in support of multilateralism, reiterating that it is the only way to address the complex and growing challenges facing the world.

Peace must be built ‘block after block’ UN General Assembly President tells key forum

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): Under the theme of charting “A Credible Pathway to Sustaining Peace,” Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd General Assembly, convened this year’s one-day High-level Forum for Member States and others on Wednesday, to further promote a global culture of peace. 

Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly

New York, June 6 (IBNS): The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of its upcoming 73rd session; only the fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body, and the first since 2006.